Galveston Island Wine Festival to be Held April 20th-21st

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The 9th annual Galveston Island Wine Festival returns with all your favorite events and new wines, April 20th-21st.

Last year’s event included wines from 25 vineyards, and this year the event expects to surpass those numbers. Pour into bliss this April and join in for a special springtime event with delectable wines and live musical entertainment; it is sure to be the event of the year.

For more info call (409)770-0999 or go to galvestonislandwinefestival.com.

It is free to browse the festival. Tickets are needed to attend the special events in conjunction with the festival.

Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner – April 12th, 6-10pm

Held at the American National Insurance Co. on the 21st floor, at this invitation-only dinner guests will blind taste the top three red and top three whites to determine the Grand Champion, Grand Reserve Champion and Reserve Champion. The Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs™ is the oldest and largest food and wine society in the world.

Premium Wine Tasting – April 21st, 6-8pm

The Premium Wine Tasting and Pairing returns this year for the true gourmand. Guests will enjoy premium wines from vineyards around the world at Saengerfest Park, Downtown Galveston. Individual tickets to this event are $108.

The Grand Tasting – April 21st, 1-5pm

The Grand Tasting is the highlight of the festival held at Saengerfest Park, Downtown Galveston. Patrons will embark on a tasting trip through vineyards from all around the world, enjoying approximately 100 wines. The fantastic live music and endless wine sampling in the park will complete this afternoon of indulgences. A portion of the proceeds benefits Galveston College Culinary Arts, Alvin Community College Culinary Arts, and The Galveston County Resource and Crisis Center. Individual tickets are $72.

Tickets for the “Combo VIP Premium + Grand Tasting Package” are $156.

Tickets for the “5k Champagne + Grand Tasting Combo Ticket” is $115.

2018 No Pagne, No Gain Champagne 5k – April 21st, 9am-12

Lace up your kicks and raise your little finger, it’s time to toast the 3rd Annual Galveston Island Wine Festival Champagne Run. This morning race takes runners along the beautiful scenery of Galveston Island and across a finish line of tiny bubbles. Registration includes a festival t-shirt, free drink at Runner’s Happy Hour for packet pickup at Beerfoot Brewery, and one glass of champagne after the 5k, a novelty festival wine glass, and a general admission ticket to The Grand Tasting. The race begins at 9am.

Hotel Galvez Sunday Brunch featuring Chef Lance Fegan – Sunday, April 21st, 11am-1pm

The final day of the festival will feature a brunch at Hotel Galvez paired with champagnes and wines from the festival. Renowned chef Lance Fegan of Liberty Kitchen in Houston, Texas will prepare food. Fegan has garnered numerous culinary awards and his menus are inspired by his passion as a surfer and the natural lifestyles of the coastal regions he loves. Reservations available via OpenTable or by calling (409)765-7721.

Enter to WIN a VIP Weekend Package

Enter your email address, first and last name at galvestonislandwinefestival.com/vip-weekend-sweepstakes. A winner will be notified on Tuesday, March 29th.

The weekend package, Friday, April 20th and Saturday 21st, includes:

  • Two nights of weekend accommodations at the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort (Friday and Saturday night stay)
  • Two tickets to Friday’s Premium Wine Tasting at the Galveston Island Wine Festival
  • Two tickets to Saturday’s Grand Wine Tasting at the Galveston Island Wine Festival

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